Missing man found near Makikihi

A missing Christchurch man has been found "safe and well" in south of Makikihi.

A member of the public spotted Joseph Walter Woods, 40, walking along State Highway 1 near the intersection with SH82 and alerted police yesterday.

Police were concerned for Mr Woods, who had been missing from a Hoon Hay address since February 13, and was on medication.

Detective Wayne Boyd said Mr Woods had been referred to health authorities and his family were relieved he had been found safe.

It was believed he had walked from Christchurch to South Canterbury.

The Timaru Herald